USA Cricket and Cricket Canada have announced their 14-member squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s Americas Qualifiers from May 17th – 19th, 2019 in USA for qualification towards global qualifiers of 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup.
The qualifiers will be a 3-match T20I series between Canada Women and USA Women, to be played at Central Broward Regional Park stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. The previous qualifiers featuring USA was clubbed with the Europe qualifiers; however, this time around, the Americas region are getting their own standalone qualifying tournament.
Canada Women have been in the Caribbean in the past couple of weeks, taking part in the CWI/TTWCA U19 Regional Girls Tournament.
Both Canada Women and USA Women took part in practice matches against Trinidad and Tobago Women and ICC Americas Women squad, played at Central Broward ground. ICC Americas squad was made up of players from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Trinidad XI Women 96/4 in 20 overs (Dienaba Joseph 27, Leandra Ramdev 24 n.o, Renelle Dookie 18 n.o, Shania Abdool 14, Sugetha Kalyanaraman 3/11, Uzma Ifthikhar 1/18) lost to USA Women 99/2 in 16.5 overs (Sindhu Sriharsha 35 n.o, Shebani Bhaskar 33 n.o, Erica Rendler 13, Steffie Soogium 1/9, Leandra Ramdev 1/11) by 8 wickets
USA Women 106/8 in 20 overs (Sindhu Sriharsha 16, Sara Farooq 15 n.o, Erica Rendler 13, Onika Wallerson 11, Roberta Avenj 2/10, Denise Souza 2/22, Mariana Martinez 1/13, Renata Dina Souza 1/18, Nicole Conejeros 1/20) vs ICC Americas Development XI end in no result due to rain
Canada Women 142/5 in 20 overs (Achini Perera 62 n.o, Miryam Khokhar 22, Alison Stocks 2/10, Lucia Taylor 2/12) beat ICC Americas Development XI 81/9 in 20 overs (Roberta Avenj 17, Kamna Mirchandani 2/20, Mahwish Khan 1/6, Saniyah Zia 1/4, Achini Perera 1/8, Hiba Shamshad 1/17) by 61 runs
Canada Women 57/9 in 20 overs (Achini Perera 13, Mahwish Khan 9, Miryam Khokhar 9, Jessica Miranda 4/6, Denise Souza 2/7) lost to ICC Americas Development XI 58/4 in 13.4 overs (Miryam Khokhar 1/1, Kamna Mirchandani 1/17) by 6 wickets
Canada Women Squad:
Mahwish Khan (Captain), Achini Perera, Amanjit Virk, Chuntell Martin, Habeeba Bader, Hala Azmat, Hiba Shamshad, Kainat Qazi, Kamna Mirchandani, Maliha Baig, Marium Imtiaz, Miryam Khokhar, Monali Patel & Saniyah Zia
USA Women Squad:
Candacy Atkins, Claudine Beckford, Shebani Bhaskar, Sara Farooq, Nadia Gruny, Uzma Iftikhar, Sugetha Kalyanaraman, Mahika Kandanala, Geetika Kodali, Samantha Ramautar, Lisa Ramjit, Erica Rendler, Sindhu Sriharsha & Onika Wallerson
Americas Qualifiers Schedule (All timings local):
May 17th: Canada Women vs USA Women (T20I) @11:00AM, Central Broward Stadium
May 18th: Canada Women vs USA Women (T20I) @11:00AM, Central Broward Stadium
May 19th: Canada Women vs USA Women (T20I) @11:00AM, Central Broward Stadium